1; Joshua assembles the tribes at Shechem.
2; A brief history of God's benefits, from Terah.
14; He renews the covenant between them and God.
26; A stone the witness of the covenant.
29; Joshua's age, death, and burial.
32; Joseph's bones are buried.
33; Eleazar dies.
This must have been a different assembly from that mentioned
in the preceding chapter, though probably held not long after
As it is immediately added, that "they presented themselves
before God," which is supposed to mean at the tabernacle; some
are of opinion that Joshua caused it to be conveyed from
Shiloh to Shechem on this occasion, to give the greater
solemnity to his last meeting with the people. The Vatican
and Alexandrian copies of the Septuagint, however, read
[Selo,] both here and in verse 25; which many suppose to have
been the original reading. Dr. Shuckford supposes that the
covenant was made at Shechem, and that the people went to
Shiloh to confirm it. But the most probable opinion seems to
be that of Dr. Kennicott, that when all the tribes were
assembled as Shechem, Joshua called the chiefs to him on that
mount, which had before been consecrated by the law, and by
the altar which he had erected.
Ge 12:6 33:18,19 35:4 Jud 9:1-3 1Ki 12:1
23:2 Ex 18:25,26
1Sa 10:19 Ac 10:33